Duncan Speakman

Dr. Duncan Speakman (he/him) is an artist and composer based at the Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol. Often working with mobile audio and locative media, he creates narrative experiences that engage audiences emotionally and physically in uncontrolled spaces. From intimate in-ear stories to large scale performances, his award winning projects include sound installations on Guangzhou tram networks and loudspeaker symphonies in Christchurch, performative audio walks in Saitama, radio pieces for BBC Radio 4 and augmented reality theatre performances in Eindhoven.

His recent audio augmented reality work ‘Only Expansion’ won the Best Immersive/XR award at London Film Festival and Special Jury Award in Immersive Non-Fiction at IDFA Amsterdam. His doctoral research was in the temporal composition of audio augmented reality experiences, exploring what they might offer to contemporary eco-critical thinking, while continuing to wrap the questions in melancholy and romance.